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Books I Read in 2008

I had been keeping track of these on bookcrossing, but want to clean up my profile over there and not lose the list, so I’m putting it here for safe keeping.  😉

Books Read in 2008:
41. Me vs Me – Sarah Mlynowski
40. Life Laughs – Jenny McCarthy
39. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy
38. Running With Scissors – Augusten Burroughs
37. The Good Guy – Dean Koontz
36. BOOKRING: Vanishing Acts – Jodi Picoult
35. The Night Crew – John Sandford
34. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
33. Blood Test – Jonathan Kellerman
32. She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb
31. The Darkest Evening of the Year – Dean Koontz
30. The Dead Fathers Club – Matt Haig
29. The Innocent – Harlan Coben
28. The Copper Beech – Maeve Binchy
27. Sex With the Ex – Tyne O’Connell
26. The Husband – Dean Koontz
25. The Voice of the Night – Dean Koontz, AKA Brian Coffey
24. Mercy – Jodi Picoult
23. 2nd Chance – James Patterson
22. True Believer – Nicholas Sparks
21. The Mark – Jason Pinter
20. Talk Talk – T.C. Boyle
19. How to Be Good – Nick Hornby
18. BOOKRING: The Book Thief
17. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
16. The Brooklyn Follies – Paul Auster
15. BOOKRING: Burnt Toast – Teri Hatcher
14. Hidden Prey – John Sandford
13. The Mermaid Chair – Sue Monk Kidd
12. Void Moon – Michael Connelly
11. The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night Time – Mark Haddon
10. Here On Earth – Alice Hoffman
9. A Million Little Pieces – James Frey
8. M is for Malice – Sue Grafton
7. BOOKRING: The Pact – Jodi Picoult
6. Naked Prey – John Sandford
5. Echo Park – Michael Connelly
4. The Room-mating Season – Rona Jaffe
3. Brother Odd – Dean Koontz
2. Perfect Nightmare – John Saul
1. Christine – Stephen King

Books Read in 2007
Books Read in 2006 (starting in May)

Books Read in 2007

I gave myself a goal of 60 books for 2007….and I just barely made it before the year ended!

Books I Read in 2007:

60. Bad Love – Jonathan Kellerman
59. Good Night, Nobody – Jennifer Weiner
58. J is for Judgment – Sue Grafton
57. Darkest Fear – Harlan Coben
56. All Around the Town – Mary Higgins Clark
55. Tart – Jody Gehrman
54. Cold Fire – Dean Koontz
53. A Long Way Down – Nick Hornby
52. 1st To Die – James Patterson
51. Secret Prey – John Sandford
50. The Nanny Diaries – McLaughlin and Kraus
49. At First Sight – Nicholas Sparks
48. Plain Truth – Jodi Picoult – One of my new favorite authors!
47. Love Overboard – Janet Evanovich
46. BOOKRING: Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood – Ann Brashares
45. Mind Prey – John Sandford
44. The Lincoln Lawyer – Michael Connelly
43. The Art of Undressing – Stephanie Lehmann
42. Night Prey – John Sandford
41. His Brother’s Fiance (Trueblood Texas) – Jasmine Cresswell
40. Winter Prey – John Sandford
39. The Knight in Rusty Armor – Robert Fisher
38. BOOKRING: Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood – Ann Brashares
37. BOOKRING: A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon
36. BOOKRAY: My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult – LOVED IT!!!
35. Silent Prey – John Sandford
34. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan – Sophie Kinsella
33. Basket Case – Carl Hiaasen
32. The Wedding – Nicholas Sparks
31. BOOKRING: The Second Summer of the Sisterhood – Ann Brashares
30. INCOMPLETE: Straight Into Darkness – Faye Kellerman
29. Eyes of Prey – John Sandford
28. Prayers for the Dead – Faye Kellerman
27. Hannibal Rising – Thomas Harris
26. What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day – Pearl Cleage
25. False Prophet – Faye Kellerman
24. Night Shift – Stephen King
23. The Taking – Dean Koontz
22. Dating Without Novocaine – Lisa Cach
21. The Friendship Test – Elizabeth Noble
20. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
19. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro – Really unique, interesting story!
18. The Grief Recovery Handbook – John James & Russell Friedman – Everyone should read this!
17. The Cowboy Wants a Baby (Trueblood Texas) – Jo Leigh
16. BOOKRING: Marley & Me – John Grogran
15. Everyman – Philip Roth
14. Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination – Helen Fielding
13. Chosen Prey – John Sandford
12. The Collector – Cameron Cruise
11. BOOKRING: In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
10. Light Before Day – Christopher Rice
9. Pay It Down! From Debt to Wealth on $10 a Day – Jean Chatzky
8. The Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey
7. Forever Odd – Dean Koontz
6. Dead and Dateless: A Novel of Vampire Love – Kimberly Raye
5. Odd Thomas – Dean Koontz
4. BOOKRING: Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes – Can’t believe I waited so long to read this!! Made it to my all-time faves list!
3. Easy Prey – John Sandford
2. BOOKRING: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
1. The Historian – Elizabeth Kostava

Bookcrossing

I know this isn’t new, but I just recently found out about it and think it’s a fantastic idea!

You register your books on this site and are given a unique ID number to put inside each book (via your own labels or nifty ones you can order from them).  Then you “release” the book by leaving it in some random location, giving it to a friend, a stranger, whatever.  And you add a journal entry on the site for that book ID indicating when and where you released it.

The person who “catches” it is supposed to go to the site, enter the ID number, and create a journal entry indicating they have it.  Once they’ve read it, they should do the same thing and pass it on somehow.

I’m a nerd, I know.  But I love to read.  I don’t allow myself much time for it anymore, but like my photography, I’m trying to change that.  I buy books pretty often and now I won’t feel so bad about it, knowing that I have a good way to pass them on. 

You can also search on the site for books that have been released nearby.  And, if you’re so inclined, you can go searching for them.

I released my first 2 books on Monday.  One I left in the lobby at work, the other, I had Dr Honeydew leave at the airport.  I was sooo excited the next day to find that someone had already caught and journaled the book I left at work!  Very cool!  I know I shouldn’t expect that kind of result all the time, but it was a nice way to get my bookcrossing feet wet.  :)  Especially considering probably only about 10% of books are being journaled when caught it seems.  But maybe that will change as more and more people start doing it.  It’s like catch and release…..but for books. 

Click the banner on the top right of this page if you want to learn more about it.  And if you join, or are already a member, let me know!